I use this method by utilizing the < notice > coding. This draws the reader's attention since adds the box around my warning of possible offensive material. I let the reader know what type of material it is, without giving details, then letting them know they can skip over to the next < notice > box to completely avoid the material. I then add a second < notice > indicating the end of the topic. I haven't gotten any negative feedback on it nor did my score drop suddenly on those chapters, so I assume my readers are okay with it.
Interesting. Since I always post using html, I never keep up on the SOL specific tags and was unfamiliar with the < notice > box. I'll have to try that next time (by adding the tag to my html code), which is how Lazeez normally handles it, any time he hits an html tag he doesn't recognize, he simply ignores them.
My point was its not just up to the writer, its also the responsibility of the reader.
Good point, Doc. Readers are famous for tracking down anything containing their particular squick (most often anything concerning gay MM sex) and immediately giving it a 1-vote with no intention of reading said story, simply as a way of alienating and scaring away potential gay authors. It's (SOL's scoring system) that's why we have so few decent gay stories on SOL, and why they typically score so much lower than any other type of story (aside from water sport and shit stories (playing with shit, not badly written stories).
I've had a reader send me a comment complaining about being squicked by content that was coded for with chapter 1.
D.S., I'm always amazed when someone who spends all their time on an active sex story site (not that there aren't plenty of non-sex stories too), will complain that there's sex in stories clearly labeled as such. I've had readers who were fine with the incest angle of a story, but simply didn't like reading the sex scenes, and thus had no idea where the story went after skipping entire chapters which had any mention of sex.